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How to Update GPU Drivers on Windows 10

GPU drivers are very necessary for awesome computer performance. If you want to know how to update GPU Drivers on Windows 10, this article is for you. 

How to Update GPU Drivers on Windows 10
How to Update GPU Drivers on Windows 10

A GPU driver is software that handles communication between Windows 10, applications and games, and the graphics card component. 

Whether it’s a video, text, or photo, the graphic driver controls what you see. 

It’s really important that the GPU drivers be up to date.  It’s also crucial for gamers and others who engage in high-definition graphic-based games. Not updating the GPU graphic drivers on Windows 10 results in poor computer performance.

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Importance of updating your Graphics Driver

Updated graphic drivers prevent your windows 10 from experiencing graphics-related problems. Gamers should update GPU drivers on Windows 10 regularly. improve performance while gaming and also aids the smooth functioning of newer software for multimedia applications like video and photo editing software.

Updating GPU drivers help fix bugs and introduce new features and options. However, you do not need to update your GPU drivers if your Windows 10 computer isn’t experiencing any graphics-related issues. Only update the GPU Drivers on your PC if you are facing graphics-related issues or your PC’s manufacturer recommends a graphics update. 

How to Update GPU Drivers on Windows 10

There are a number of ways to update GPU drivers on Windows 10. It can be done manually, automatically, or by using the device manager. Below are the step-by-step methods involved in updating GPU drivers in each.

1.Identify your GPU version.

To do this, right-click the Windows Start icon and choose Device Manager

Click Yes if prompted for permission from a user control. If you don’t see any prompt, go straight to expanding the Display Adapter section.

In the dropdown menu, right-click on your Intel Display adapter and select Properties

On the displayed page, find the Driver tab and click on it. The driver version and other necessary information will be visible in the From the page displayed next. 

Manually update GPU Driver on Windows 10 Using Device Manager 

Right-click the Windows Start icon and select Device manager

Then select Display Adapters by expanding it

In the dropdown menu, right-click on your GPU driver and select Properties

Go to the Driver tab and in the displayed page, click Update driver

Then choose Search automatically for drivers

If an updated version is found, install it and restart your PC.

Manually Update GPU Driver Windows 10 Using Windows Update – Option 2

Click Start menu, then the Settings icon

Select Update & Security and in the dropdown menu in the left corner, select Windows Update. It will tell you if you are up to date or not.

You can select Check for updates to see if there is a new one and install it. If there is no update, you will have to wait until there is one or go to the manufacturer’s site to confirm.

Download GPU Driver from Manufacturer’s Site – Step 2.1

After identifying your graphic card’s version, go to its manufacturer’s website, locate the driver section, and enter the requested information about your graphics card to download its latest version.

Whether it’s an NVIDIA graphic driver, AMD, or Intel graphic driver, selecting the exact model will aid a successful search on the manufacturer’s website. The NVIDIA adapter comes with a utility named NVIDIA GeForce Experience. This utility runs in the background on your computer. With it, you can automatically download and install the latest driver or it could let you know when an update is out.

When you do download from the manufacturer’s site, follow the steps under manually update GPU drivers on Windows 10 using device manager (step 2) but instead of choosing to search automatically for drivers, click browse my computer for drivers. It will locate the driver downloaded and you can then install it.

 

 

Johnson Ndubuisihttps://techpanda.com.ng
Johnson is passionate about tech and covers the latest updates in the tech industry, from the latest gadget launches to technology trends. Catch him online at @techpanda, or email him @[email protected]

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